Shooting Begins on Landis’ Burke and Hare

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Christopher Lee, Tim Curry and more join the cast!

John Landis has begun principal photography on Burke & Hare.

Joining Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis, as graverobbers William Burke and William Hare, respectively, are Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Tim Curry (Stephen King’s It), Ronnie Corbett, Reece Shearsmith (The Cottage), David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Bailey, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Smiley and Sir Christopher Lee!

Landis describes the film as a “black romantic comedy” in spite of its story which is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers Burke and Hare. These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.

That’s quite a cast! This is Landis’ first fictional feature since the ’90s. He’s spent the last decade working on short films, television projects (Masters of Horror) and documentaries (Slasher).

Source: Shock Till You Drop

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